Growing Cherry Belle Radish Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Raphanus sativus
- Variety: “Small Cherry Belle”
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 21-27 days
- Hardiness Zones: 1-11
- Planting Depth: ¼-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 2”
- Row Spacing: 1-2’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, sandy, light and well-drained with pH of 6.5-7.0
- Temp Preference: Cooler to warm
- Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, flea beetles and fusarium rot
- Color: Small cherry-red bulbs with white flesh, edible green leaves
- Flavor: Fresh, crispy with mild spice
- Germination: 4-7 days
- Temperature Range: 40-70℉
Sowing & Growing:
Directly sow Cherry Belle Radish seeds in April or once the soil is workable to at least 40℉. You can also directly sow radish in early fall around September. In general, radishes prefer full sun to partial shade and cooler conditions overall. Small radish plants thrive in temperatures 40-70℉, however; Cherry Belle varieties are also cold hardy and can resist a light frost. If your region’s temperatures drop below 25℉ or if your climate gets too hot, protect radishes with garden cloche covering. Delightful and fast-maturing radishes such as Cherry Belles, prefer a rich, light, sandy and well-drained soil with a pH level of 6.5-7.0. As these fresh root vegetables develop their bright cherry-red bulbs and edible green leaves, water radishes 1” per week without leaving the soil too wet.
Cherry Belle Radish annual crops will be ready to harvest 21-27 days from the sowing date or once the small red bulbs are ¾-1” wide. As Cherry Belle Radishes are fast-maturing, avoid leaving them in the ground for too long in order to keep plants from becoming tough and bitter. Harvest radish by carefully loosening the soil around the plant, then removing by hand. These root vegetables are a delight to plant, as they are easy to germinate and pop upright in your spring or fall garden. In general, you can begin harvesting smaller radish varieties 3-4 weeks from the sowing date. If you want frost-resistant radish crops to reseed and grow back the following year as a biennial, allow some of the roots to remain in the soil. Add a mild spice and crispy flavor to salads by mixing in fresh slices of radish. Enjoy the edible leaves of radishes similar to how mustard greens are cooked!
As members of the Brassicaeae family and relatives to mustard and cabbage, Raphanus sativus varieties are fast-maturing and full of nutritional value, such as folic acid, vitamins E, B6 and calcium.
Cherry Belle Radish Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 2,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 40,000 Seeds
- 5 lbs - Approximately 200,000 Seeds